Hello Kitty joins PAC-MAN for a limited time

Hello Kitty joins PAC-MAN for a limited time

Jul 19, 2017

For a limited time, Hello Kitty is joining gaming icon PAC-MAN on Android courtesy of Sanrio and Bandai Namco.

The cool iteration will shop up as an update; and features the aforementioned Hello Kitty, with themed levels, customized icons ghosts and special in-game integrations.

Global icon Hello Kitty is joining PAC-MAN to chomp dots and get the Ghosts! The limited time event features supercute new mazes and specially designed tournaments to celebrate everything Hello Kitty!
• New content
• Game Improvements
• Loading optimizations!

Sanrio’s Brand Management and Marketing Senior VP Jill Koch talks about the venture. “Hello Kitty and PAC-MAN are global icons with a crossover fan base,” she says. “Merging Hello Kitty into the pixelated world of PAC-MAN is a gift both for fans that grew up with the brands and new fans alike.”

This time-limited event is available now through August 19th.

Last Day on Earth adds tweaks via update

Last Day on Earth adds tweaks via update

Jul 15, 2017

You’ve survived the zombie apocalypse. Yay! Now, civilization has broken down, and you have to battle the elements, other aggressive survivors, wild animals and, of course all manners of zombies.

Welcome to end of the world. Welcome to Last Day on Earth: Survival.

it’s a fun game, still in beta, but keeps the update trail warm nonetheless. It’s current update adds some changes and tweaks.

One change is the Quick Slot, which allows one to switch weapons quickly on the fly. This is great for those battles that involve multiple bogies, or when a well-used weapon breaks. There are also changes to Choppers, and getting sprayed by the green, vile Toxic Spitter increases one’s odor — thereby increasing one’s need for a bath.

One “realistic” change is that the burning torch now burns out, even when not used in attack/defense; if it is equipped, it will eventually burn down to nothing.

Did we mention the new icon? There’s more…

For more details, check out the

WHAT’S NEW

– Bravo bunker updated. Now more enemies there.
– Recipe of assembling Chopper slightly changed.
– Chopper repaint opportunity (10 options!) and 5 new colors added. Gasoline drop increased.
– Now you can put on and take off weapons and armor with a double tap!
– Now you can quickly switch weapons from Quick Slot.
– Now the torch burns down in your hand. Everything as in real life!
– Toxic Spitters’ spits now decrease your cleanliness, dodge better!
– Joystick lagging issue solved.

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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Hulu keeps busy with yet another update

Hulu keeps busy with yet another update

Jul 14, 2017

Hulu for Android is having a busy summer; on the heels of it’s recent update, it has yet another new build out now.

The current update brings tweaks to the app UI, bottom navigation and more:

WHAT’S NEW

*Persistent Bottom Navigation Icon Labels
*Modify Captions Settings from Playback & Chromecast Playback
*Bug Fixes
*UI Enhancements

The app remains free on the Play Store.

Ketchapp’s graphical thriller ‘Rider’ adds content via update

Ketchapp’s graphical thriller ‘Rider’ adds content via update

Jul 12, 2017

When we took a look at Rider, Ketchapp’s latest, we weren’t ashamed to note that we enjoyed the gameplay and visuals.

Thankfully, it looks as though its developer isn’t satisfied with just resting on its laurels; judging by the recent batch of updates, we are sure the game will be relevant for quite some time.

It’s latest update adds new content, including new bikes, stars and more.

Here are the details:

– Win Stars by completing Levels
– Collect 5 new Special Bikes
– Play new obstacles in Endless Mode
– Various improvements and fixes

Great stuff that should keep us all engaged.

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.


[Our Rider Review]

Street ballin’ “Dunk Nation 3X3” launches on Android

Street ballin’ “Dunk Nation 3X3” launches on Android

Jul 12, 2017

Halcyon has a new gaming adventure that takes advantage of the interest in 3v3 basketball.

Introducing: Dunk Nation 3v3!

Here are the game details courtesy of Google Play:

A massively multiplayer online sports game and with stylish graphics. It is a fast paced, arcade styled representation of half court street ball, self-described as being Hip-Hop.

The game emphasizes real street basketball match between friends. hip-hop style 3D graphic, selected music originated from street, make your phone become street ball half court (street ball field). Various freestyle skills, Tons of different outfits and wearable items to uniquely personalize the character and express yourself.

The game is free on Google Play.

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Dawn of Titans update brings a multitude of tweaks and fixes

Dawn of Titans update brings a multitude of tweaks and fixes

Jul 11, 2017

Dawn of Titans has been on a bit of a roll of late; it continues to get better via updates which are fairly regular.

It’s latest update, which is live now, brings back some control of the Titans, fixes critical damage during battling, reduces lag and more.

Here are excerpts from the full changelog (courtesy of Google Play):

Titans rejoice!
This update provides a huge array of bug fixes, stabilization and performance improvements, including;
· AI IMPROVEMENTS which make Titans follow orders again!
· Performance improvements to reduce reported lag
· CRITICAL damage working in battle again
· Fixes for issues seen using the RAGE spell

And yes, NaturalMotionGames’ battling thriller is still free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play. In the mean time, check out our review and our tips and tricks.

Hulu Streaming App adds signup options, sports event info and more

Hulu Streaming App adds signup options, sports event info and more

Jul 10, 2017

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more just received an update that should make it a bit more useful to streaming customers.

Some of the update covers adding airdate info to sports events in the My Stuff section and Live TV subscription info.

Per Google Play:

-Link to additional content at the end of collections on home
-Original airdate in sports events in My Stuff
-Live TV subscription via sign up
-Bug fixes and performance enhancements
-UX improvements

The app is free on Google Play.

Toast Wood Cover

One of the cool aspects of the Android devices is the diversity of the ecosystem. When one puts it against the relative conformity of the biggest alternative, this really comes to bare. You can find an Android-powered device of just about any size, shape and price range.

Choice rules.

But even then, as Android reaches more hands, the bigger OEMs are grabbing bigger pieces of the pie. Fair, as the economies of scale allow them to make arguably the best devices for less. In any case, a slab is slab is slab, so how does one “make” a device that is unique.

That’s what Toast covers look to, by providing unique, exact real wood covers for devices.

The review package reflects the unit in it’s retail stylings, with the unit components and documentation.

The case cover comes in two pieces, one that covers the front frame and the other for the back. Together, the whole solution is pretty light and thin at first glance. The application of the pieces is intuitive: peel the backing off the back piece and front piece, line them up, and stick them on.

Voila!

It does make for a pretty unique look without making the phone look emptily ostentatious. The cutouts are right were they are supposed to be, and the phone is completely functional with them on.

Now, this case isn’t made to protect against extreme drops or collisions; it does well to guard against usage nicks and the like, and even the bothersome scratches that might happen carrying a device in one’s pocket. If the goal is to go big on personalization, it does the deed quite well.

The ordering process is easy enough; head to Toast’s site, pick your device and select the options. We went through the process formally, and had our piece in under a week.

Slickdeals updates app on Google Play

Slickdeals updates app on Google Play

Jul 9, 2017

Slickdeals: Coupons & Shopping is a big helper for folks who like to be notified of deals while on the go, and now, the app is getting an update.

One big change is that the Local Tabs area is gone from the app; the changelog also notes that the new build fixes a loading issue that plagued some users.

Lastly, there is updated support for newer Android devices.

The app is still free on Google Play.

Oasis Games unleashes Fleet Glory on Google Play

Oasis Games unleashes Fleet Glory on Google Play

Jul 7, 2017

Fans of naval battles rejoice… Fleet Glory is here, courtesy of Oasis Games.

This one is a third-person view thriller that coaxes the player to join online PvP groups to do glorious naval battle. There is also a PvE option.

Excerpts from the press release:

Fleet Glory is a World War II-themed naval battle game featuring over 100 well-known warships of the era. Man ships ranging from destroyers to cruisers to battleships and relive historic naval engagements on classic maritime
match maps.

The game’s sea battles are stunningly realistic with dynamic weather systems and day- and night-time effects. Ambitious commanders can dial up the realism further by opting for manual pilot mode and assume responsibility for maneuvering the ship while continuing to direct fire

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

HAWK: Freedom Squadron gets a bunch of goodies via update

HAWK: Freedom Squadron gets a bunch of goodies via update

Jul 7, 2017

Hold your breath… HAWK – Force of an Arcade Shooter. Shoot ’em up! is getting an update.

So what do we have? Well, per the Google Play-hosted changelog, we hear that there is a new plane and new season in story mode.

Here are the exact details:

Hello, bro!
Update is here!
New season in story mode! First 10 levels are already available!
1 new plane!
You can now use only a bare bones jet (no BRObots or equipment) in Trials mode, but the difficulty is made lower to make up for this.
Downloading on the first launch and after level 20 is no longer required!
And many bug fixes!
See you in battle!

The game certainly caught our fancy when we gave it a try; it’s still free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

[Our Hawk Review]

Chronolink DX is now on Google Play

Chronolink DX is now on Google Play

Jul 7, 2017

Looking for an “era” based puzzler? Chronolink DX might be just what the doctor ordered.

Game features:

KEY FEATURES
* Explore 8 eras and 150+ levels, beginning with the prehistoric age.
* Navigate a beautiful, minimalist, flat-style map – including familiar (and striking!) architecture.
* Evolve and adapt your playstyle as new cubes appear – with more complex game mechanics to keep things interesting.
* Learn about important historical figures and animals.
* Immerse yourself in a rich soundtrack – including instruments and styles from each historical period.
* Play at your own pace: No ads or lives to distract you from solving puzzles!

The game costs $0.99; check out the trailer: